What upsets me so much about this is what upsets me about all business nowadays...Wall Street.
Wall Street sets such high expectations of what companies must make, look like, act like, and produce that it is systematically destroying what i consider to be choice and quality (let alone the uncountable damage to people and families.
Why is Wall Street responsible for this? Because Shires couldn't get loans for less than 20%-40% INTEREST from regular lenders!!!
Banks wont take 'risks' on things that are not viewed by WS analysts, one investment bank exec makes more in one bonus than Shires needs to stay fluid.
I work for one of the largest companies in the world, so much of what we do is guided by WS analysts who make decisions based on greed and not what is good for a healthy society. We lay off to simply re-hire to meet analysts suggestions, we don't terminate the people that should be for fear of legal repercussion (a whole other topic and soap box), we price products in a way that does not reflect an appropriate profit, but what we are guided to do. Its all gross.
I'm not going to camp outside of Wall St (we all saw how that worked), but until we all get less greedy and more caring about society, it will only get worse.
There is an in-balance in our financial systems, overrun by GREED.
We need a little Jimmy Stewart to give some lessons in how banks are supposed to work....then again, who would listen...
<steps off soapbox>